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The best and latest French-speaking cinema is coming to Bay Area movie theaters en masse this week. Opening this Thursday until November 2, French Cinema Now, the biggest French-speaking film festival of the Bay Area will showcase a weeklong of french films of all genres.

On Thursday’s Opening Night at the Embarcadero Center movie theater, film director Katia Lewcowicz will introduce her comedy Bachelor Days are Over (Pourquoi tu pleures?) which will open the annual event. Lewcowicz’s debut feature closed the Critics Week in Cannes earlier this year.

For those who didn’t get VIP tickets to the exclusive post-screening party at Osha Thai, Goodbye First Love (Un Amour de Jeunesse) will be on at 9 p.m. A Franco-German feature from Mia Hansen-Love, this romantic drama chronicles an adolescent’s first mad love and makes you want to feel that way again – at least from the trailer.

Check French Cinema Now’s schedule to know more about the upcoming screenings. After opening day, all screenings will take place at the San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema.

In this fourth edition, French Cinema Now is brought to you by the San Francisco Film Society in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance.